Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to come by and wish everyone happy holidays!! I got some really nice things from family, friends and the bf <3!! I will post about them soon. Have a happy new year and make sure to stick to your new year's resolutions. Every year I make one, and it only lasts through the month of January. I'm really going to try to stick to it this year. I haven't come up with one yet though but I'll keep you posted. What are your new year's resolutions?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

And the winner is....

Cheryl from Cheryl's Beauty Blog!!



First let me start off by congratulating Cheryl! Can't wait to send you the goodies!

Second, I want to thank everyone who entered! You guys are all so great and I wish I had something nice to send to all of you because all of your blogs are so amazing and you all are so sweet!! Maybe next time I will buy some more things and make it a first, second and third runner up kind of giveaway! Anyways thank you again!

If your wondering how Cheryl won, her name was picked randomly from this website: www.random.org

I put in all 14 of your names in the order that you commented (to be fair) and this is who the randomizer chose:

 Cheryl's name came up as number one and so she is the winner!

I will contact you Cheryl via email and setup a delivery.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and who follow my ramblings about everything I love!

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Every Little Girl's Addiction MAC Giveaway

Every Little Girl's Addiction is hosting an AMAZING giveaway!! MAC!! eeeek!!

Check it out:
MAC MSF in Sunny By Nature
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Force
MAC Mineralize Blush in Light Over Dark
MAC Tricolor Lipglass in Crazy Haute

Click the link below for all the info on how to enter:
Every Girl's Little Addiction

Random Post: My Kitty!!

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but today the weather here in New York is rainy, dark and gloomy and it's the perfect day to cuddle up and watch TV. Just thought I'd share my cute and cuddly kitty . Her name is Minnie and she is the most precious thing. She's keeping me company today during this wintry mix! Love her!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mini NYX Cosmetics Giveaway!

I am holding a contest to thank all my subscribers! Yay! I never even thought anyone would care what I had to say when I first started this blog and so far everyone has been so nice and welcoming! I wanted to do the giveaway when I reached 30 subscribers but I can't wait any longer! I want to share these fun things now!! So I am giving you guys a glimpse of what the prizes will be!

I came across this website through My Makeup Habit's blog about noteworthy websites. Nonpareil Boutique sells makeup, tools, jewelry and other fun things including a wide variety of NYX cosmetics. I picked up a few items that will be part of the giveaway. Check them out:

NYX 10 Color Shadow Runway Collection in Jazz*
*This is just to show what the palette and compact looks like.
It will not be in these colors.
It will be the Jazz palette colors shown below this picture.
Jazz Runway Collection Colors:


NYX Cupcake Gloss Set of 4
 Strawberry, Chocolate, Cherry, Orange
These lip balms contain moisturizing and protective minerals and oils for the lips.
THESE ARE SO ADORABLE!!
NYX Round Lipstick in Circe*
This picture is just to show what the packaging looks like.
It will not be in this color.
It will be the color shown below this picture.

Circe


How to enter:
1. You must be a Follower/Subscriber of my blog.
2. You must leave a comment below about anything you want. =)
3. This one isn't mandatory but it would be nice if you posted this on your blog with a link to my blog.
A winner will be picked randomly on December 17th so that I can ship out the prize in time for the holidays.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Don't forget to tell your followers about this awesome giveaway!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Too Faced for $4!!

I totally picked up Too Faced Diamond Gloss for $4.67 today!! I ran into my local Nordstrom Rack (which is my new favorite store right now) and saw this in the makeup section. They retail at $14.00 so I was so excited to find it! They had many colors but I picked mine up in Fire. It's like a coral/pink color that really compliments any skin color. I love it because it's a thick formula but not sticky! Plus, it smells sweet like your putting sugar on your lips! Also, it's a high shine gloss that looks as though your lips are wet and full. Loving it!!





Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hi there =)

Dear everyone out in blogger land,

First and foremost, I hope everyone had a great and yummy Thankgsiving! I ate so much! Four pounds heavier, I am writing this letter with a happy tummy! ;)

As the holidays are coming up faster and faster, I have vowed (once again) to get my shopping done sooner rather than later this year. Of course this is what I say every year and I still always find myself running around like a chicken with its head cut off the week before Christmas. I've always been a procrastinator, and as a procrastinator's motto, I feel I work better under pressure. In fact, right now as I'm writing this, there is a huge pile of books in the corner of my room that need to be annotated for one of my classes that are staring at me but I keep putting them off.

Anyways, back to the holiday shopping, I actually went out on Black Friday this year (only for a little, and during the afternoon). This was my first year ever doing this and it was kind of exciting. There was actually some really good deals. Next year, I plan of pulling an all nighter and join in on the frenzy that is Black Friday. I don't know if I'll be brave enough to make a run for a TV or anything like that, but I'm excited to try it out like everyone else.

I've been neglecting my blog only because I have been bombarded with school work. It's finals time which means crunch time. Please refer back to my procrastination problem at the beginning of this blog. I leave everything until the last minute, all THE time!

As soon as I get a chance to come up for air from my school work, I will be blogging about my e.l.f. haul. I ended up taking advantage of all the deals they were having and bought so much stuff. Not going to lie, I was more pleased with some things than others. I will let you all know about it soon.

I love you and have a wonderful rest of your week!!
Monica

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quick N.Y.C. Haul

I went to the drugstore the other day for a birthday card and of course I had to leave with some cosmetics. Usually I'm not a big fan of N.Y.C cosmetics but I was pleasantly surprised when I glanced in their direction. They have revamped their line and now it looks more professional. They are like super cheap (I'm talking dirt cheap!) and I picked up a few items that I'm really happy with.
Here is what I bought:
From top (all from the N.Y.C. line):
Eye 2 Eye Color & Contour Shadows in Ink
In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish in Chinatown
Color Wheel Mosaic Bronzing Powder in Island Spice

I really needed a brow highlighter because all the whites I have at home seem to be dull. This pearly white is really pigmented so it deposits a lot of color. The black contour shadow is your basic black with a hint of shimmer, so it blends easily. I really love this duo because it's small and compact and easy to travel with. Plus it was a dollar! Can't beat that!

I am obsessed with the Quick Dry Nail Polish in Chinatown! I had been looking around for a dark purple almost black color and this is it!! I recently bought a nail polish from Forever21 called Black/Silver which looked really nice in the bottle but then when I put it on, it was almost matte. It had no shine to it. Then I found this one! It's exactly the color I was looking for! It's great for fall!! The picture doesn't really give the color any justice because it looks almost black here because of the flash. In reality the color is a really, really dark purple.
LOVE IT!!



The bronzer is a little overwhelming to wear alone since it is a darker shade (for me anyways) but it's really nice to wear over your every day bronzer or foundation. If you lightly dust your face with a round powder brush, then it gives a subtle warm glow that reminds me of a summer tan!
I spent a total of $4.50 for these three items which is totally worth my trip to the drugstore! Do you have any other N.Y.C. products that are some of your faves that I should take a look at?

Hugs and Kisses!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kandee the Makeup Artist

This is just a quick post about Kandee Johnson. I don't know her personally but her blog and youtube videos are so much fun, and literally put a smile on my face everytime I read and watch them. She is so talented with what she does with makeup, and really is the inspiration for me to have gotten this blog started with her Go Get Your Dreams video. Her uplifting attitude and positive outlook on life is amazing!


If you haven't checked her out yet, here is her blog:

and her youtube channel:

She really does bring sunshine into your day!!
Thanks Kandee for being such an
inspiration to me and to so many others!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who can afford Jimmy Choo? You!!

Jimmy Choo has decided to widen it's audience by creating a collection to be sold at H&M stores!! This fall the collection, which includes men's and women's clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories, will make it's debut. The line offers designer material at affordable prices. It includes leather, fur and suede. I'm personally excited for their stilettos! Below are some pictures that have leaked from the collection that will be in 200 stores around the world beginning November 14th. I'm not sure if any of the H&M stores by me will carry the line but I will definately be on the look out for it. Let me know if there is one coming to a store near you and what you think of the collection!







What do you think so far? I think every piece looks unbelievable! I am uber excited!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sorry...

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been posting this week. I've been spending all my time studying for this major exam I need to pass for my masters. It's tomorrow (yea on Halloween, ugh!). I will definately be putting up some new stuff up after the exam tomorrow though, so be on the look out. I definately want to do something Halloween related. Anyways, just wanted to update you as to why I haven't been around. Wish me luck!!

Love,
Monica

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DROID...wanting it!

I have absolutely no idea what Verizon's new Droid is about, but after seeing it's contagious commercial, I want it. I don't know what it is, but I want it!

Here's the commercial, if you've been living under a rock for the past month and haven't seen it yet:

I haven't heard much about it except that Verizon will introduce whatever this Droid thing is on October 28, 2009. So in three days, we should know something. Also, there hasn't been much talk about when it will go on sale, but it looks like November 6th looks promising. Let's hope that this is the long awaited version of the iPhone for Verizon, but way better!

My phone contract is up, so I am IMpatiently waiting for something great to come out. I'll keep you posted...

Juicy boots are oh so cute!

Since the weather has been so disgusting lately, I guess it's finally time to start looking for some cozy winter boots.

For $425, these Juicy Couture quilted boots definately are a little (okay, a lot) on the pricey side, but they are so adorable that they are almost worth the splurge!


Toasty toes make everyone happy! Peace out cub scouts! ♥

Friday, October 23, 2009

L'Oreal's New Mascara...Goodbye Fake Eyelashes!

I've tried many mascaras in my lifetime and when I say many, what I really mean is a ba-jillion! It's actually kind of gross how many of them I've owned. However, there hasn't been anything out there that has really amazed me until I met L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes. We have been the best of friends ever since that momentous day at the drugstore! Seriously though, I have tried brands from high end department stores, to Sephora's line, to Bobbi Brown's line, and to countless other ridiculously expensive mascara's and I still always end up loving the one I got at the drugstore much better.


My eyelashes are so straight that you could seriously hurt somebody with them. Not only are they super short, but they have absolutely no curve to them...so I need all the help I can get!


L'Oreal's Double Extend Beauty Tubes in Blackest Black does the work of fake eyelashes without the messy glue and tedious work. This product actually does what it says. Go figure.

All you need is one coat of the primer and two coats of the mascara, and miraculously, your lashes have doubled in size right before your eyes! No pun intended!


And although it may seem like it, you don't even need a hardcore makeup remover at the end of the day to take it all off. All you need is water! Just moisten your lashes under the shower head or in the sink and the lash caps that have formed over your eyelashes just easily slide off. I'm not kidding, no rubbing required!





For those of you with obnoxiously short eyelashes like mine, definately try this out. Trust me, you'll end up throwing all the other mascaras you own out, and fall  madly in love with Double Extend Beauty Tubes. It's AMAZING!!

e.l.f. Cosmetics Super Sale

Okay, I seriously don't want to make it seem like I'm advertising for e.l.f. but they are just out of control with all of these bargains lately. I've been getting emails from them almost every day this week with all their brand new deals. I condensed them below so that you can get them too!!

50% OFF MINERAL MAKEUP!
Buy one mineral item get the 2nd item 50% off.
Use code NEWMINB50 with orders $20 or more.
Max $50 discount.

50% OFF EYES!
Code EGEYE
Limit 10 items. Not valid on sets.
Max $50 discount.
Shop Now at www.eyeslipsface.com/eyes


50% OFF STUDIO!
Code EGSTUDIOX with orders $20 or more.
Max $50 discount.
Click here for studio makeup!! 


FREE MINI MAKEUP COLLECTION!
Use code LOYAL with any purchase.
(Read two posts down for full information.)


$1.98 SHIPPING!
Code EGTWOSHIP with orders $15 or more.

Have a fun, makeup filled day!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cottage cheese anyone?


Who doesn't love Soap & Glory products?! They're fun, cheap, and work great! Just the vintage labels alone make you want to buy their products! Here is the newest one by them: Soap & Glory Slimwear Body Cream


Compared to other big name brands like Channel and Bliss, customers said this worked the best. With the peptides working as soon as you smooth it on dimpled areas, you will notice results the same day!


You can find it at Target for $11.00 which is way cheaper than the other brands and works much better! Click on the picture to take you straight there, or visit http://www.soapandglorycosmetics.com/ for all their other amazing products!


Here's to a happy Wednesday and a smooth derriere!

Free e.l.f. 27 Piece Mini Make Up Set!!


For those of you who haven’t been exposed to e.l.f (Eyes Lips Face), you’ll be glad you read this post. e.l.f. is an online beauty company whose products are not only great but affordable! That combination almost never happens! I’m not kidding; most of their products start at a $1.00. Even in this state of the economy, we can’t pass up an offer like that.

And even though it sounds like it can’t get any better, it does! For a limited time, they are offering a free (yes, you heard me correctly), FREE, 27 piece mini-make-up kit with ANY purchase. Don’t forget that many of their things only cost a $1.00!!
All you have to do is pick and choose what you would like to purchase, add it to your cart and then enter the coupon code LOYAL at the checkout. Remember, don’t add the mini makeup kit to your shopping cart (which can be found under their studio line tab if you want to check it out, and which also retails for $15!) or else they will charge you for it.

27 Pc Mini Includes:

-9 eyeshadow shades
-1 cream eyeshadow shade
-1 blush
-1 bronzer
-10 lip gloss shades
-1 brow powder
-1 eye liner pencil
-1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush
-1 face brush
-1 lip brush
"The small sleek design is great for on the go beauty touchups!!"
HURRY OFFER ENDS 11/13/09